Lovers of the Power Rangers franchise and the entertainment industry were saddened on Sunday to learn that Jason David Frank, perhaps best known to many as the original Green Ranger Tommy Oliver in the long-running franchise, had passed away at the age of 49. in all social media from both fans and those involved in the Power Rangers franchise – including the original Power Rangers form.
On Instagram, Amy Jo Johnson, original Pink Ranger Kimberly Hart actress, wrote that her “life just won’t be the same” without Frank, sharing a photo of herself with the actor at an undated fan event.
“Jase, you were beautiful and truly unique,” Johnson wrote. “My life just won’t be the same without your frenetic, hilarious, caring, driven and creative ball of energy. I will always love you dear friend. Please rest in peace now.”
Steve Cardenas, the second Red Ranger Rocky DeSantos actor, shared a collage of photos of himself with Frank on Instagram, writing that “words just can’t describe the shock and sadness I’m feeling right now” and said that Frank “an icon.”
Nakia Burrise, who played Tanya Sloan/Yellow Zeo Ranger and the first Yellow Turbo Ranger, wrote that “losing a family member is hard,” referring to the Power Rangers as a family.
Blake Foster, who played Justin Stewart, the Blue Turbo Ranger, wrote that he had been “crying all night” on the news and shared several photos of himself and Frank.
Original Red Ranger Jason Lee Scott actor Austin St. John wrote “Once a ranger, always a ranger” and shared a photo of himself and Frank at an event.
Walter Jones, who played the first Black Ranger Zack Taylor wrote that he couldn’t believe the news and commented “my heart is saddened to have lost another member of our special family.” He followed up that post with a short video of the last time he saw Frank, with the video showing the pair cuddling at a convention.
The official Power Rangers Twitter account also paid tribute to Frank on Sunday, writing: “The entire Ranger Nation is deeply saddened by the loss of Jason David Frank. JDF has brought countless smiles to fans over the years and he will be greatly missed. May the Power protect him, always.”
RIP Jason David Frank 1973-2022
“Please respect the privacy of his family and friends at this terrible time as we process the loss of such a wonderful human being,” a representative for Frank told TMZ after confirming his death following previous reports. “He loved his family, friends and fans very much. He will be truly missed.”
ComicBook. com offers our deepest condolences, thoughts and more to the family, friends and loved ones of Jason David Frank at this very difficult time.
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